Johanna Basford’s colouring books are some of the most famous on the shelves, and The Secret Garden is widely touted to be the one that started it all. Open the pages and you’ll be taken on a treasure hunt through all manner of inky landscapes, with a list of things to be found at the start. Her next book, Magic Jungle, is out this month.
Globetrotter and artist James Gulliver Hancock has created Gulliver’s New Travels inspired by locations in the famous book as well as real-world destinations. The result is pretty spectacular, and even more so once you’ve coloured in the crazy scenes.
If a road trip is your idea of a great escape, pack Campervan Colouring: the Freedom Collection for your travels. It’s crammed full of classic VW campers in all sorts of beach and surf-inspired scenes.
Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland is another top-rated title, and for good reason. Colour in the intricate drawings that cover each page – a mass of exotic flowers, animals and birds – and you’ll be transported to a tropical jungle like Costa Rica.
Released later this month, Geo Art Animals is a less whimsical take on the bulk of animal-themed colouring books, with 35 geometric pictures that create a 3D effect when coloured in.
For a colouring book with a difference, try Press-Out and Colour Birds, released 1st September 2016. There are 10 cardboard designs decorated with foil that you can colour in, then pop out and hang up. Hey presto – you’ve made your own psychedelic aviary. Only this one’s a whole lot quieter.
You might have a job keeping this Harry Potter Magical Places and Characters book away from your children, but at the very least you’ll get to share it with them and make it a family affair.
If you’re one of those people who likes their home comforts just as much as a holiday, you’ll love The Country House Colouring Book from the National Trust. Flick through its pages and you can be transported to the British countryside whenever you get a pang of homesickness on your holiday. Warning: this is very unlikely to actually happen.
And if you’re an old romantic, pick up a copy of the Mills & Boon colouring book, The Art of Romance. Featuring covers from the famous romance novels, it’s a kitsch look at love that’ll get hearts racing for all the right reasons.
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